Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
That's what makes our Avalanche amber ale such a treat. We blend pale and caramel malts — and just a kiss of bittering hops — to create a refreshing-but-flavorful, anytime beer. Aromas of pale grains, a semi-sweet middle and a clean-as-Colorado snow finish make this our best-selling beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

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A hazy, dark amber with a quick burst of off-white foam that immediately drops to a thin ring, leaving no lacing.

From a tulip glass, one perceives caramelized sugar that is almost charred. Malt influences are all that I can discern and they are rather simple at that.

A sweet, malty mess. I am not really finding any distinct flavors, save perhaps unsweetened, powdered tea. The finish is lingering and pasty.

Light body with a watery texture and fizzy carbonation. This one is reminiscent of peppermint toothpaste and orange juice. The bottle lists a 4.4% ABV.

This one is not worth a second look. It is just another beer on the shelf. While I finished this bottle, it is clearly intended for those who do not discern the nuances of flavor or aroma. It is possible that this bottle was out of date, but that certainly cannot explain its overall mediocre nature.

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A: Very nutty aroma

C: Classic Amber color

Sip: Very nutty, not too dark, not really any hop character

OV: Good sipping beer especially for people who may not be really into craft beer yet.

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.23 out of 5 based on 1,325 ratings.
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